Formula One Experience

Formula One Experience Driving Experience

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About the Formula One Experience Driving Experience

This  event includes track time in bonafide F1 championship race cars at the Monticello Motor Club - one of the most private and exclusive race resorts in the world. Professional formula one schooling, hot laps in track cars, and multiple F1 driving sessions will leave you exhausted and exhilarated with a new appreciation of life as a Formula One Grand Prix driver.

This Formula 1 driving event is hosted at the Monticello Motor Club in Monticello New York. Monticello Motor Club is a luxury automotive resort and track located 90 minutes from Manhattan. The track is 4.1 miles in length and includes 22 unique turns and 12 distinct configurations. With over 1.5 miles of straights, the Monticello Motor Club has some of the fastest track segments available in the world. The track was designed by Brian Redman, world famous driving champion and winner of 77 races in 12 countries, and Bruce Hawkins, an established track architect. It's the perfect location to drive F1 on your F1 experience day.

At the heart of the Formula One Discovery event is the 720 horsepower Formula One Arrow A18, a 1,100 lb. carbon monocoque chassis race car equipped with a V8 3.5 liter engine, carbon brakes, and a blistering fast 220 mph top speed. Capable of a heart pounding 0-100 mph time in only 5 seconds, the Formula One Experience instructors are on hand to teach every nuance of driving a real Formula One race car, from the importance of weight transfer to braking and driving trajectories.

After a series of instructional briefings, participants ready themselves to take on the track. In total, you'll experience warm-up and training laps in high performance cars, finishing with 4 laps of ultimate track driving in the Arrows A18 car.

Frequent Questions

About World Class Driving

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Most of the other driving experiences in the market are over in just 6 to 9 minutes, and you'll experience only one car. In comparison, we've designed our driving experiences to maximize the amount of time you spend behind the wheel - usually nearly an hour of seat time spread across more than one car. You'll get maximum seat time, and a chance to find out what makes each exotic so special.

 

In addition, most other providers offer solo experiences. Our experiences are designed to comfortably allow you to bring a guest passenger on your experience. Your guest will ride with you for the entire experience. Share your passion!

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Our Las Vegas driving experiences start at the World Class Driving Dream Garage at 4055 Dean Martin Drive, between the Rio All-Suites Hotel and the Las Vegas Strip.

The Ferrari 360 Challenge takes place at the Monticello Motor Club in Monticello, NY.
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For our Las Vegas events, cab service is available at all major hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. The average cab fare to the Dream Garage is less than $10. We provide complimentary return shuttle service to your hotel after the event. The Ferrari 360 Challenge takes place at the Monticello Motor Club in Monticello, NY.
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Our exotic and muscle car experiences give you the unique opportunity to personally drive the world's hottest dream cars.

Our world-class showroom, appropriately named the "Dream Garage," is conveniently located just off the Las Vegas Strip. All our experiences start from this location, where you will be then shuttled to your exotic or muscle car lineup on the outskirts of the city.

From here, you will start your adrenaline-pumping drive in 3 or 4 exotic or muscle cars, getting the chance to take the wheel of these cars yourself. The experiences take a lead-follow format with our instructors leading the way in their pace cars, communicating with you when necessary via radio. Over the course of your experience, we will stop and allow time for you to take pictures, switch cars, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow car fans!

All our experiences offer you the opportunity to bring along a non-driving guest passenger, so don't leave your friend/significant other at the hotel for this one!

About This Experience

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Sport casual is ideal. The pedals on some of the cars are close together so sport shoes or sneakers are a good choice. (Boots are not ideal.) No safety equipment is required. Don't forget your camera and/or video recorder so you or your guest passenger can capture the event! Cameras cannot be mounted in cars. There is room in each car for a small backpack. (We can provide in-car camera footage on a USB drive in a souvenir case for an additional charge)

Reservations

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Reservations are not refundable. You can transfer your booking to another driver at any time. You may also reschedule your reservation to a future date in some cases, (depending on the event) up to 30 days prior to your scheduled event. (Unfortunately, we have no flexibility on cancellations, as event schedules, instructors, and facilities are scheduled well in advance of your event.)
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We do not require reservations, but we highly recommend one, as most sessions sell out in advance.
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In the event of an accident, your insurance coverage is primary. For our Las Vegas experiences, we provide a Loss/Damage Waiver option at checkout to complement any applicable vehicle insurance you may already carry. We also include event liability coverage while you are using our fleet at no additional cost.
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All our Las Vegas experiences take place in the stunning and colorful Red Rock Canyon just west of Las Vegas. Our route is a winding public road course that takes you through the heart of this classic American desert scenery.

Our longer "XL" experiences travel further toward Mount Potosi, one of the six high points in the Las Vegas area. These roads are winding and fast, perfectly suited for high-performance exotic or muscle cars.
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Total driving time on our experiences ranges from about an hour for the regular experiences to an hour and 15 minutes on the "XL" experiences. In general, you can expect to spend about 15 minutes driving each car.
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Drivers must be at least 23 years old. Drivers older than 70 may be able to participate subject to certain insurance company approvals.

Passengers must be at least 6 years old to comply with Nevada child seating regulations.

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Formula One Experience Driving Experience Itinerary

The Formula One Experience Driving Experience will give you a new respect for the capabilities of the exotic car fleet. Here's a typical event schedule. Your actual event times depend on which time slot you reserve:

MORNING SESSION
9:00am - 12:30pm

Your day starts with breakfast and an overview of the event and equipment, including suits, hoods, gloves, shoes and helmets. A ground school on safety, weight transfer, braking and driving trajectories is held by our lead instructor, a former Formula One Championship driver.

 
10:00am

Reconnaissance of the track with a driving instructor to familiarize you with your surroundings in a safe and controlled environment.

10:15am

First set of warmup track runs.

11:00am

Second set of track runs, followed by personal coaching and individual feedback will be given from our instructors.

LUNCH
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch and hospitality are provided.

AFTERNOON

Participate in track runs in the 720HP Arrows Formula One Championship Car. Includes two sets of three laps on the 1.7 mile track, and a final set of three laps on the full 3.5 mile track.

CLOSING
5:00pm

Your experience will end with the presentation of a Formula One certificate and a podium picture with a trophy.


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